VG. Vignettes

This module is made up of two sections. The first asks respondents to rate various aspects of their own situation on a 5-point scale. These questions focus on mobility, pain, cognition, sleep, and depression. In the second section of the two questionnaires, respondents are asked to rate the situation of various hypothetical people who experience different circumstances(vignettes) on the same 5-point scale used in the first section.

item label type description
MERGEID System generated person identifier (fix across modules and waves)
HHID System generated household (fix across modules and waves)
HHID1 System generated household identifier wave 1
COUNTRY System generated country identifier
WAVEID System generated identifier of original wave
LANGUAGE System generated language of questionnaire
CVID System generated coverscreen sequence identifier (wave specific)
TYPE System generated vignette type
V1 Question pain self-rating
V2 Question sleep self-rating
V3 Question mobility self-rating
V4 Question memory self-rating
V5 Question breath self-rating
V6 Question depress self-rating
V7 Question work disbility self-rating
V8 Question pain vignette 1
V9 Question sleep vignette 1
V10 Question pain vignette 2
V11 Question sleep vignette 2
V12 Question pain vignette 3
V13 Question sleep vignette 3
V14 Question mobility vignette 1
V15 Question memory vignette 1
V16 Question mobility vignette 2
V17 Question memory vignette 2
V18 Question mobility vignette 3
V19 Question memory vignette 3
V20 Question breath vignette 1
V21 Question depress vignette 1
V22 Question breath vignette 2
V23 Question depress vignette 2
V24 Question breath vignette 3
V25 Question depress vignette 3
V26 Question work disability vignette 1
V27 Question work disability vignette 2
V28 Question work disability vignette 3
V29 Question work disability vignette 4
V30 Question work disability vignette 5
V31 Question work disability vignette 6
V32 Question work disability vignette 7
V33 Question work disability vignette 8
V34 Question work disability vignette 9
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V1

pain self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID YOU HAVE?
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V2

sleep self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH SLEEPING SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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V3

mobility self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V4

memory self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V5

breath self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V6

depress self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V7

work disbility self-rating

DO YOU HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK YOU CAN DO?
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V8

pain vignette 1

[______/KAREN] HAS A HEADACHE ONCE A MONTH THAT IS RELIEVED AFTER TAKING A PILL. DURING THE HEADACHE [______/SHE] CAN CARRY ON WITH [______/HER] DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/KAREN] HAVE?
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V9

sleep vignette 1

[______/HENRI] TAKES ABOUT TWO HOURS EVERY NIGHT TO FALL ASLEEP. [______/HE] WAKES UP ONCE OR TWICE A NIGHT FEELING PANICKED AND TAKES MORE THAN ONE HOUR TO FALL ASLEEP AGAIN. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/HENRY] HAVE WITH SLEEPING, SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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V10

pain vignette 2

[______/MARIA] HAS PAIN THAT RADIATES DOWN [______/HER] RIGHT ARM AND WRIST DURING [______/HER] DAY AT WORK. THIS IS SLIGHTLY RELIEVED IN THE EVENINGS WHEN [______/SHE] IS NO LONGER WORKING ON [______/HER] COMPUTER. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/MARIA] HAVE?
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V11

sleep vignette 2

[______/PAUL] WAKES UP ALMOST ONCE EVERY HOUR DURING THE NIGHT. WHEN [______/SHE] WAKES UP IN THE NIGHT, IT TAKES AROUND 15 MINUTES FOR [______/HIS] TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. IN THE MORNING [______/HE] DOES NOT FEEL WELL-RESTED. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/PAUL] HAVE WITH SLEEPING SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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V12

pain vignette 3

[______/ALICE] HAS PAIN IN [______/HER] KNEES, ELBOWS, WRISTS AND FINGERS, AND THE PAIN IS PRESENT ALMOST ALL THE TIME. ALTHOUGH MEDICATION HELPS, [______/SHE] FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN MOVING AROUND, HOLDING AND LIFTING THINGS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/ALICE] HAVE?
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V13

sleep vignette 3

[______/CHARLES] FALLS ASLEEP EASILY AT NIGHT, BUT TWO NIGHTS A WEEK [______/HE] WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND CANNOT GO BACK TO SLEEP FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/CHARLES] HAVE WITH SLEEPING, SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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V14

mobility vignette 1

[______/SUE] HAS A LOT OF SWELLING IN [______/HER] LEGS DUE TO [______/HER] HEALTH CONDITION. [______/SHE] HAS TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO WALK AROUND [______/HER] HOME AS [______/HER] LEGS FEEL HEAVY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/SUE] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V15

memory vignette 1

[______/KEVIN] CAN CONCENTRATE WHILE WATCHING TV, READING A MAGAZINE OR PLAYING A GAME OF CARDS OR CHESS. ONCE A WEEK [______/HE] FORGETS WHERE [______/HIS] KEYS OR GLASSES ARE, BUT FINDS THEM WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/KEVIN] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V16

mobility vignette 2

[______/LISA] DOES NOT EXERCISE. [______/SHE] CANNOT CLIMB STAIRS OR DO OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES BECAUSE [______/SHE] IS OBESE. [______/SHE] IS ABLE TO CARRY THE GROCERIES AND DO SOME LIGHT HOUSEHOLD WORK. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/LISA] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V17

memory vignette 2

[______/TOM] IS KEEN TO LEARN NEW RECIPES BUT FINDS THAT [______/HE] OFTEN MAKES MISTAKES AND HAS TO REREAD SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE [______/HE] IS ABLE TO DO THEM PROPERLY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/TOM] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING AND REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V18

mobility vignette 3

[______/EVE] IS ABLE TO WALK DISTANCES OF UP TO 200 METRES WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS BUT FEELS TIRED AFTER WALKING ONE KILOMETRE OR CLIMBING MORE THAN ONE FLIGHT OF STAIRS. [______/SHE] HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS CARRYING FOOD FROM THE MARKET. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/EVE] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V19

memory vignette 3

[______/ROB] CANNOT CONCENTRATE FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AND HAS DIFFICULTY PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING SAID TO HER. WHENEVER [______/HE] STARTS A TASK, [______/HE] NEVER MANAGES TO FINISH IT AND OFTEN FORGETS WHAT [______/HE] WAS DOING. [______/HE] IS ABLE TO LEARN THE NAMES OF PEOPLE [______/HE] MEETS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/ROB] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V20

breath vignette 1

[______/KAREN] HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH WALKING SLOWLY. [______/SHE] GETS OUT OF BREATH EASILY WHEN CLIMBING UPHILL FOR 20 METERS OR A FLIGHT OF STAIRS. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/KAREN] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V21

depress vignette 1

[______/MARK] FEELS DEPRESSED MOST OF THE TIME. [______/HE] WEEPS FREQUENTLY AND FEELS HOPELESS ABOUT THE FUTURE. [______/HE] FEELS THAT [______/HE] HAS BECOME A BURDEN ON OTHERS AND THAT [______/HE] WOULD BE BETTER DEAD. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/MARK] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V22

breath vignette 2

[______/KAREN] SUFFERS FROM RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS ABOUT ONCE EVERY YEAR. [______/SHE] IS SHORT OF BREATH 3 OR 4 TIMES A WEEK AND HAD TO BE ADMITTED IN HOSPITAL TWICE IN THE PAST MONTH WITH A BAD COUGH THAT REQUIRED TREATMENT WITH ANTIBIOTICS. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/KAREN] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V23

depress vignette 2

[______/HENRI] FEELS NERVOUS AND ANXIOUS. [______/HE] WORRIES AND THINKS NEGATIVELY ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT FEELS BETTER IN THE COMPANY OF PEOPLE OR WHEN DOING SOMETHING THAT REALLY INTERESTS HER. WHEN [______/HE] IS ALONE [______/HE] TENDS TO FEEL USELESS AND EMPTY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/HENRI] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V24

breath vignette 3

[______/MARIA] HAS BEEN A HEAVY SMOKER FOR 30 YEARS AND WAKES UP WITH A COUGH EVERY MORNING. [______/SHE] GETS SHORT OF BREATH EVEN WHILE RESTING AND DOES NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE ANYMORE. [______/SHE] OFTEN NEEDS TO BE PUT ON OXYGEN. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/MARIA] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V25

depress vignette 3

[______/PAUL] ENJOYS [______/HIS] WORK AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND IS GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH [______/HIS] LIFE. [______/HE] GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT [______/HE] USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH [______/HIS] DAY-TODAY ACTIVITIES. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/PAUL] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V26

work disability vignette 1

[______/CHARLES] HAS ALMOST CONSTANT PAIN IN [______/HIS] BACK AND THIS SOMETIMES PREVENTS [______/HIS] FROM DOING [______/HIS] WORK. HOW MUCH IS [______/CHARLES] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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V27

work disability vignette 2

[______/LISA] SUFFERS FROM BACK PAIN THAT CAUSES STIFFNESS IN [______/HER] BACK ESPECIALLY AT WORK BUT IS RELIEVED WITH LOW DOSES OF MEDICATION. [______/SHE] DOES NOT HAVE ANY PAINS OTHER THAN THIS GENERALIZED DISCOMFORT. HOW MUCH IS [______/LISA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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V28

work disability vignette 3

[______/KEVIN] HAS PAIN IN [______/HIS] BACK AND LEGS, AND THE PAIN IS PRESENT ALMOST ALL THE TIME. IT GETS WORSE WHILE [______/HE] IS WORKING. ALTHOUGH MEDICATION HELPS, [______/HE] FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN MOVING AROUND, HOLDING AND LIFTING THINGS AT WORK. HOW MUCH IS [______/KEVIN] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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V29

work disability vignette 4

[______/SUE] FEELS WORRIED ALL THE TIME. [______/SHE] GETS DEPRESSED ONCE A WEEK AT WORK FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS IN A ROW, THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG AND THAT [______/HER] BOSS WILL DISAPPROVE OF [______/HER] CONDITION. BUT [______/SHE] IS ABLE TO COME OUT OF THIS MOOD IF [______/SHE] CONCENTRATES ON SOMETHING ELSE. HOW MUCH IS [______/SUE] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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V30

work disability vignette 5

[______/ANTHONY] HAS MOOD SWINGS ON THE JOB. WHEN [______/HE] GETS DEPRESSED, EVERYTHING [______/HE] DOES AT WORK IS AN EFFORT FOR [______/HIS] AND [______/HE] NO LONGER ENJOYS [______/HIS] USUAL ACTIVITIES AT WORK. THESE MOOD SWINGS ARE NOT PREDICTABLE AND OCCUR TWO OR THREE TIMES DURING A MONTH. HOW MUCH IS [______/ANTHONY] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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V31

work disability vignette 6

[______/TAMARA] GENERALLY ENJOYS [______/HER] WORK. [______/SHE] GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT [______/SHE] USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH [______/HER] DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB. HOW MUCH IS [______/TAMARA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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V32

work disability vignette 7

[______/ROB] HAS HAD HEART PROBLEMS IN THE PAST AND [______/HE] HAS BEEN TOLD TO WATCH [______/HIS] CHOLESTEROL LEVEL. SOMETIMES IF [______/HE] FEELS STRESSED AT WORK [______/HE] FEELS PAIN IN [______/HIS] CHEST AND OCCASIONALLY IN [______/HIS] ARMS. HOW MUCH IS [______/ROB] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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V33

work disability vignette 8

[______/ANNA] HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. [______/HER] BLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP QUICKLY IF [______/SHE] FEELS UNDER STRESS. MARK DOES NOT EXERCISE MUCH AND IS OVERWEIGHT. HOW MUCH IS [______/ANNA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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V34

work disability vignette 9

[______/MARK] HAS UNDERGONE TRIPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY. [______/HE] IS A HEAVY SMOKER AND STILL EXPERIENCES SEVERE CHEST PAIN SOMETIMES. HOW MUCH IS [______/MARK] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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Start of VG. Vignettes

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V1
pain self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID YOU HAVE?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V2
sleep self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH SLEEPING SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V3
mobility self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V4
memory self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V5
breath self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V6
depress self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V7
work disbility self-rating

DO YOU HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK YOU CAN DO?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V8
pain vignette 1

[______/KAREN] HAS A HEADACHE ONCE A MONTH THAT IS RELIEVED AFTER TAKING A PILL. DURING THE HEADACHE [______/SHE] CAN CARRY ON WITH [______/HER] DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/KAREN] HAVE?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V9
sleep vignette 1

[______/HENRI] TAKES ABOUT TWO HOURS EVERY NIGHT TO FALL ASLEEP. [______/HE] WAKES UP ONCE OR TWICE A NIGHT FEELING PANICKED AND TAKES MORE THAN ONE HOUR TO FALL ASLEEP AGAIN. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/HENRY] HAVE WITH SLEEPING, SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V10
pain vignette 2

[______/MARIA] HAS PAIN THAT RADIATES DOWN [______/HER] RIGHT ARM AND WRIST DURING [______/HER] DAY AT WORK. THIS IS SLIGHTLY RELIEVED IN THE EVENINGS WHEN [______/SHE] IS NO LONGER WORKING ON [______/HER] COMPUTER. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/MARIA] HAVE?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V11
sleep vignette 2

[______/PAUL] WAKES UP ALMOST ONCE EVERY HOUR DURING THE NIGHT. WHEN [______/SHE] WAKES UP IN THE NIGHT, IT TAKES AROUND 15 MINUTES FOR [______/HIS] TO GO BACK TO SLEEP. IN THE MORNING [______/HE] DOES NOT FEEL WELL-RESTED. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/PAUL] HAVE WITH SLEEPING SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V12
pain vignette 3

[______/ALICE] HAS PAIN IN [______/HER] KNEES, ELBOWS, WRISTS AND FINGERS, AND THE PAIN IS PRESENT ALMOST ALL THE TIME. ALTHOUGH MEDICATION HELPS, [______/SHE] FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN MOVING AROUND, HOLDING AND LIFTING THINGS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID [______/ALICE] HAVE?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V13
sleep vignette 3

[______/CHARLES] FALLS ASLEEP EASILY AT NIGHT, BUT TWO NIGHTS A WEEK [______/HE] WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND CANNOT GO BACK TO SLEEP FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/CHARLES] HAVE WITH SLEEPING, SUCH AS FALLING ASLEEP, WAKING UP FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT OR WAKING UP TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V14
mobility vignette 1

[______/SUE] HAS A LOT OF SWELLING IN [______/HER] LEGS DUE TO [______/HER] HEALTH CONDITION. [______/SHE] HAS TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO WALK AROUND [______/HER] HOME AS [______/HER] LEGS FEEL HEAVY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/SUE] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V15
memory vignette 1

[______/KEVIN] CAN CONCENTRATE WHILE WATCHING TV, READING A MAGAZINE OR PLAYING A GAME OF CARDS OR CHESS. ONCE A WEEK [______/HE] FORGETS WHERE [______/HIS] KEYS OR GLASSES ARE, BUT FINDS THEM WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/KEVIN] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V16
mobility vignette 2

[______/LISA] DOES NOT EXERCISE. [______/SHE] CANNOT CLIMB STAIRS OR DO OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES BECAUSE [______/SHE] IS OBESE. [______/SHE] IS ABLE TO CARRY THE GROCERIES AND DO SOME LIGHT HOUSEHOLD WORK. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/LISA] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V17
memory vignette 2

[______/TOM] IS KEEN TO LEARN NEW RECIPES BUT FINDS THAT [______/HE] OFTEN MAKES MISTAKES AND HAS TO REREAD SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE [______/HE] IS ABLE TO DO THEM PROPERLY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/TOM] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING AND REMEMBERING THINGS?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V18
mobility vignette 3

[______/EVE] IS ABLE TO WALK DISTANCES OF UP TO 200 METRES WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS BUT FEELS TIRED AFTER WALKING ONE KILOMETRE OR CLIMBING MORE THAN ONE FLIGHT OF STAIRS. [______/SHE] HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS CARRYING FOOD FROM THE MARKET. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/EVE] HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V19
memory vignette 3

[______/ROB] CANNOT CONCENTRATE FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AND HAS DIFFICULTY PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING SAID TO HER. WHENEVER [______/HE] STARTS A TASK, [______/HE] NEVER MANAGES TO FINISH IT AND OFTEN FORGETS WHAT [______/HE] WAS DOING. [______/HE] IS ABLE TO LEARN THE NAMES OF PEOPLE [______/HE] MEETS. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID [______/ROB] HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V20
breath vignette 1

[______/KAREN] HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH WALKING SLOWLY. [______/SHE] GETS OUT OF BREATH EASILY WHEN CLIMBING UPHILL FOR 20 METERS OR A FLIGHT OF STAIRS. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/KAREN] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V21
depress vignette 1

[______/MARK] FEELS DEPRESSED MOST OF THE TIME. [______/HE] WEEPS FREQUENTLY AND FEELS HOPELESS ABOUT THE FUTURE. [______/HE] FEELS THAT [______/HE] HAS BECOME A BURDEN ON OTHERS AND THAT [______/HE] WOULD BE BETTER DEAD. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/MARK] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V22
breath vignette 2

[______/KAREN] SUFFERS FROM RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS ABOUT ONCE EVERY YEAR. [______/SHE] IS SHORT OF BREATH 3 OR 4 TIMES A WEEK AND HAD TO BE ADMITTED IN HOSPITAL TWICE IN THE PAST MONTH WITH A BAD COUGH THAT REQUIRED TREATMENT WITH ANTIBIOTICS. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/KAREN] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V23
depress vignette 2

[______/HENRI] FEELS NERVOUS AND ANXIOUS. [______/HE] WORRIES AND THINKS NEGATIVELY ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT FEELS BETTER IN THE COMPANY OF PEOPLE OR WHEN DOING SOMETHING THAT REALLY INTERESTS HER. WHEN [______/HE] IS ALONE [______/HE] TENDS TO FEEL USELESS AND EMPTY. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/HENRI] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V24
breath vignette 3

[______/MARIA] HAS BEEN A HEAVY SMOKER FOR 30 YEARS AND WAKES UP WITH A COUGH EVERY MORNING. [______/SHE] GETS SHORT OF BREATH EVEN WHILE RESTING AND DOES NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE ANYMORE. [______/SHE] OFTEN NEEDS TO BE PUT ON OXYGEN. IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/MARIA] HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V25
depress vignette 3

[______/PAUL] ENJOYS [______/HIS] WORK AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND IS GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH [______/HIS] LIFE. [______/HE] GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT [______/HE] USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH [______/HIS] DAY-TODAY ACTIVITIES. OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID [______/PAUL] HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V26
work disability vignette 1

[______/CHARLES] HAS ALMOST CONSTANT PAIN IN [______/HIS] BACK AND THIS SOMETIMES PREVENTS [______/HIS] FROM DOING [______/HIS] WORK. HOW MUCH IS [______/CHARLES] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V27
work disability vignette 2

[______/LISA] SUFFERS FROM BACK PAIN THAT CAUSES STIFFNESS IN [______/HER] BACK ESPECIALLY AT WORK BUT IS RELIEVED WITH LOW DOSES OF MEDICATION. [______/SHE] DOES NOT HAVE ANY PAINS OTHER THAN THIS GENERALIZED DISCOMFORT. HOW MUCH IS [______/LISA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V28
work disability vignette 3

[______/KEVIN] HAS PAIN IN [______/HIS] BACK AND LEGS, AND THE PAIN IS PRESENT ALMOST ALL THE TIME. IT GETS WORSE WHILE [______/HE] IS WORKING. ALTHOUGH MEDICATION HELPS, [______/HE] FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN MOVING AROUND, HOLDING AND LIFTING THINGS AT WORK. HOW MUCH IS [______/KEVIN] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V29
work disability vignette 4

[______/SUE] FEELS WORRIED ALL THE TIME. [______/SHE] GETS DEPRESSED ONCE A WEEK AT WORK FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS IN A ROW, THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG AND THAT [______/HER] BOSS WILL DISAPPROVE OF [______/HER] CONDITION. BUT [______/SHE] IS ABLE TO COME OUT OF THIS MOOD IF [______/SHE] CONCENTRATES ON SOMETHING ELSE. HOW MUCH IS [______/SUE] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V30
work disability vignette 5

[______/ANTHONY] HAS MOOD SWINGS ON THE JOB. WHEN [______/HE] GETS DEPRESSED, EVERYTHING [______/HE] DOES AT WORK IS AN EFFORT FOR [______/HIS] AND [______/HE] NO LONGER ENJOYS [______/HIS] USUAL ACTIVITIES AT WORK. THESE MOOD SWINGS ARE NOT PREDICTABLE AND OCCUR TWO OR THREE TIMES DURING A MONTH. HOW MUCH IS [______/ANTHONY] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V31
work disability vignette 6

[______/TAMARA] GENERALLY ENJOYS [______/HER] WORK. [______/SHE] GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT [______/SHE] USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH [______/HER] DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB. HOW MUCH IS [______/TAMARA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V32
work disability vignette 7

[______/ROB] HAS HAD HEART PROBLEMS IN THE PAST AND [______/HE] HAS BEEN TOLD TO WATCH [______/HIS] CHOLESTEROL LEVEL. SOMETIMES IF [______/HE] FEELS STRESSED AT WORK [______/HE] FEELS PAIN IN [______/HIS] CHEST AND OCCASIONALLY IN [______/HIS] ARMS. HOW MUCH IS [______/ROB] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V33
work disability vignette 8

[______/ANNA] HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. [______/HER] BLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP QUICKLY IF [______/SHE] FEELS UNDER STRESS. MARK DOES NOT EXERCISE MUCH AND IS OVERWEIGHT. HOW MUCH IS [______/ANNA] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/SHE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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V34
work disability vignette 9

[______/MARK] HAS UNDERGONE TRIPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY. [______/HE] IS A HEAVY SMOKER AND STILL EXPERIENCES SEVERE CHEST PAIN SOMETIMES. HOW MUCH IS [______/MARK] LIMITED IN THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK [______/HE] COULD DO?
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1 none
2 mild
3 moderate
4 severe
5 extreme

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